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New vaccine prevents meningitis B in more than 80 pc of teenagers
Australian scientists have developed a jab to protect against deadly meningitis B, and early trials have shown it could prevent the illness in more than 80 per cent of youngsters. ANI

Shocking report shows child pornography being openly traded on Facebook
Social networking giant Facebook has become a platform for pedophiles trading pornographic images, despite its effort to censor illegal posts on the website, according to a new report. ANI

World's most expensive armored SUV goes on sale for $500k
The world's most expensive and fastest armored SUV, that featured in Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie 'The Dictator', has been listed for a whopping 500,000 dollars. ANI

How our time on Earth will end
Researchers have forecast the eventual fate that may await our own planet. ANI

Video game play may benefit kids with cerebral palsy
Video games such as Nintendo's Wii offer an enjoyable opportunity to promote light to moderate physical activity in children with cerebral palsy (CP), and may have a role to play in rehabilitation therapy, say researchers. ANI

'Tweets in Space' plans sending Twitter messages to habitable planet
Twitter users across the world may be able to find followers 22 light-years away - thanks to 'Tweets in Space', an avant-garde project that hopes to transmit 140-character texts to a potentially habitable planet this fall. ANI

Mid-level mobiles could be 'best phones'
If you only require a cellphone for making calls, then you don't necessarily need a touch screen, according to a new study. ANI

'Redesigned' Google News to include Google+ conversations
Internet search giant Google's news service 'Google News' is undergoing a makeover and will now include content from the firm's new social network. ANI

Ancient life may have thrived beneath Martian rocks
Underneath their rough exterior, some rocks on Mars may have sheltered life in the ancient past, according to a new study. ANI

New tech to allow people to control devices by touching parts of their body
Researchers at Disney Research have demonstrated a new technology that can sense hand gestures on the human body, everyday objects and even liquids. ANI

13-year-old develops cure for hiccups
A 13-year-old American girl has invented an innovative way of curing pesky hiccups with lollipops. ANI

Telcos too afraid to find link between mobiles and brain cancer, says neurosurgeon
While fatal brain cancer is on the rise, questions have been raised whether it is caused by radiations from mobile phones. ANI

Single drug could help treat range of brain diseases
UK researchers have put forward a tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, all with the same drug. ANI

Dinos 'may have contributed to their own demise by producing flatulence'
Dinosaurs may be partly to blame for a change in climate because they created too much flatulence, leading scientists have claimed. ANI

First oral agent may 'rapidly restore lost vision'
There may be new found hope for patients whose eyesight is threatened when medicine injected directly into the eyes is unsuccessful in causing abnormal blood vessels to recede. ANI

Soon, robot that records inner workings of brain cells
Researchers led by one of Indian origin have come up with a way to automate the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the living brain. ANI

Solar minimum may lead to 'abrupt' climatic conditions
An abrupt cooling in Europe along with an increase in humidity and especially in windiness coincided with a sustained reduction in solar activity 2800 years ago, researchers say. ANI

Multiple thought channels 'may help brain avoid traffic jams'
Brain networks may keep away from traffic jams at their busiest intersections by communicating on different frequencies, according to a new study. ANI

Now, CCTVs so strong that they can zoom in to read text messages
Surveillance cameras are now so powerful that they are able to zoom in and read text messages, leading to fears of further privacy intrusion by a 'Big Brother' style state, it has been revealed. ANI

Liver fat gets 'wake-up call' that maintains sugar levels in blood
In a new study, researchers have found that mice in which an enzyme called histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) is deleted, have massively fatty livers, but lower blood sugar, and are thus protected from glucose intolerance and insulin resistance, the hallmark of diabetes. ANI

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